This is a directory of paying freelance writer's markets. You can browse the writer's markets by category below or search if you're looking for something specific. All markets included in this directory are paying markets. Payment details are included in summaries where possible.
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Vibrant Life is a bimonthly lifestyle magazine for Christians. They accept both short submissions of 450-650 words and features (up to 1000 words). Payment ranges from $100 - $300.
Videomaker covers analog and digital consumer-level video production tools." They accept freelance submissions for conceptual training articles of around 800 words, practical training articles under 800 words, features of 2500+ words, and opinion pieces of around 500 words. This is a paying market, though specific pay rates are not disclosed in the writers' guidelines.
Web Loggerz accepts articles, screencasts, and infographics from freelance contributors. Content should be related to the WordPress platform. Guidelines note this is a paying market (at the time of inclusion, the owner confirmed they pay $30-100 per contribution).
Whole Life Times magazine covers topics such as natural health, alternative healing, conscious business, green living, sustainable and local food, social responsibility, the environment, personal growth, and spirituality. They pay $75-150 per 800-1000 word feature. They also have departments, a City of Angels front-of-book section, and personal essays section which are open to freelance contributors.
WineMaker caters to home winemakers in the U.S. and Canada. They accept technical features of 1500-3000 words, "recipe" articles, general interest features of 1000-2500 words, and first person 600 word stories for the Dry Finish section. Pay ranges from $50-250 per piece.
Woodworker's Journal features project ideas, woodworking techniques, and tips for both hobbyist and professional woodworkers. Project pieces pay starting at $225 per page. Techniques and how-tos pay $225 per page. Features start at $150 per 1000 word article.
WOW! is "an ezine promoting the communication between women writers, authors, editors, agents, publishers, and readers." They accept freelance contributions for articles of 1000 - 3000 words, and most articles pay $50-75.
WPHUB's blog focuses on the WordPress development community such as theme developers, plugin developers, and customization specialists. They accept submissions on topics such as design trends, up-and-coming plugins useful for developers, coding best practices, and more. (They do not publish reviews or how-to guides for WordPress.) Articles should be 800-1200 words each and have visuals. Pay is $100-200 depending on length.
Write Naked accepts pitches during limited open reading schedules. These can fall within categories of interviews, publishing trends, "Day-in-the-Life of a Writer," writing essentials, and their "Behind the Pen" section. They're looking for posts from 450-650 words. Pay is $75 per post.
Writer's Digest is a prominent magazine for writers. The magazine accepts a variety of freelance submissions including "5-Minute Memoir" 600-word essays, 800-1200 word author profiles, 300-600 word how-tos for the "Inkwell" section, and more. Writer's Digest pays $.30-.50 per word on acceptance. They generally do not pay for online-only contributions (and when they do, they pay $50-100).
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